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Aurora Blog — 2017

What "Surface Washable" Means, and How to Clean your Stuffed Animals and Plush

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What "Surface Washable" Means, and How to Clean your Stuffed Animals and Plush

Often when looking at new plush, you'll find the words "surface washable" on its tag. While you might not think much of it then, once it receive lots of love and inevitably gets dirty, you'll probably realize you have little to no clue as to what that even means. Fortunately, it's actually not as complicated as you would have imagined.   What Surface Washable Means "Surface Washable," for the most part, means that you can wash and gently clean the stuffed animal/plush on the outside with water and soap (although some more powerful cleaning agents may affect the material). While...

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Why is The Bald Eagle a Symbol for the USA?

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Why is The Bald Eagle a Symbol for the USA?

With the 4th of July fast approaching, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at one of the animals most closely associated with the United States of America: the bald eagle. Due to its usage by the government as a symbol of the nation as a whole, most people are familiar with the bald eagle, with the bird portrayed on things from money to government seals. But why was the bald eagle, of all animals, chosen as the symbol of the USA?      The founding of the United States of America as one of the world's...

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